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"Gerund" is a noun which is often translated as "el gerundio", and "present participle" is a noun which is often translated as "el participio presente". Learn more about the difference between "gerund" and "present participle" below.
gerund(
jeh
-
ruhnd
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (grammar)
a. el gerundio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
In English, you can turn a verb into a gerund by adding -ing.En inglés, se puede convertir un verbo en un gerundio por añadir -ing.
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present participle(
preh
-
zuhnt
 
par
-
dih
-
sih
-
puhl
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (grammar)
a. el participio presente
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
We learned how to make the present participle in Spanish class today.Hoy aprendimos a formar el participio presente en la clase de español.
b. el participio activo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
We learned the difference between the present participle and the past participle.Aprendimos la diferencia entre el participo activo y el participio pasivo.
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